A petition demanding an extension of the 20mph speed limit in Battenhall, was handed to the County Council Cabinet member responsible for Highways yesterday. Local Green Party campaigner Louis Stephen was helped by local residents to collect 167 signatures calling for sign-only 20mph speed limits on a number of side streets in the area.

98% of the residents he spoke with were in favour of having a 20 mph zone in their street. Hopefully the County Council will listen to the overwhelming call by residents to introduce this inexpensive way to improve their quality of life.